Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Netflix Options

How should a trader trade Netflix options today? Netflix – NFLX – was trading at $17 a share in mid-2007 and peaked at nearly $300 a share in July of 2011. Since that time it has fallen precipitously to the $120 a share range. What the heck happened and what is going to happen next? [...]

Energy Sector Options

Trading energy sector options can be profitable. However, the energy sector is not just trading oil options in big oil with stocks like ExxonMobile – XOM or British Petroleum – BP. The energy sector includes every facet of research, development, manufacturing, exploration, extraction, refining, distribution, and sale of all sources of energy. One can [...]

Foreign Stock Options Trading

Foreign stock options trading is available through the Chicago Board Options Exchange, CBOE. Options traders can trade a large of number of exchange traded funds (ETF’s) comprised of stocks in foreign markets. Rather than trading options on US stocks like Boeing – BA, Cisco – CSCO, or Microsoft – MSFT, traders can trade puts or [...]

VIX Related Stock Gains

Forecasters have been talking of late about VIX related stock gains. The Chicago Board Exchange Market Volatility Index (VIX) has risen to historic highs in response to the ongoing drama of the European debt crisis. The VIX is a measure of market volatility. It is a reflection of the options market’s expectation of movement of [...]